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My self-summary
I enjoy surprising people and causing them to question their preconceptions. Whatever you might guess about me based on one of my interests or characteristics is probably contradicted by another. I am a feminist and a coder and an athlete and a philosopher. My life is strongly driven by my values.

I am unusually sensitive, and I see that as a positive trait. It does mean that my life is carefully orchestrated to keep me in a productive space, and I need those around me to not interfere with my coping strategies. There are many upsides to being highly sensitive, as you will see if you get to know me. ;-)

Like so many Torontonians, I am not originally from here, but it has become my home and I love it here. Visiting other places is fun but there is nowhere else I would rather live. I am also Canadian to my core, it turns out (discovered during a recent stint living in Portland, OR - a lovely place, but not home).

I am a committed cyclist and have been since I was five years old. I have never wanted to own a car, and I love how easy it is to live in Toronto without one.

I am passionate, thoughtful, and productive.
What I’m doing with my life
I am feeling ever more confident about what I want to do with my life. I am passionate about making better technology that is useful to everyone, and even more passionate about making technology development open to a broader range of people. To that end, I help teach classes for beginner programmers, especially women. I also do my best to encourage and mentor friends and acquaintances in their job searches. I love helping with resumes, and connecting people with potential employers!
I’m really good at
Analysis and solutions, connecting with people, contemplating, learning new things.
The first things people usually notice about me
What they usually mention is either my eyes or my enthusiasm.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
A) Finite and Infinite Games, The Brain That Changes Itself, Feynman's Rainbow, The Art of Possibility, A Tale of Two Cities. Favorite authors: Marge Piercy, Guy Gavriel Kay, Neil Gaiman, Anne McCaffrey, Marion Zimmer Bradley, J. R. R. Tolkein, L. M. Montgomery, Douglas Adams.
B) Magnolia, waydowntown, Chung King Express, Amelie, Spirited Away, Princess Mononoke, Beautiful Mind, The Contender, Monty Python, The Princess Bride.
C) Do not watch TV.
D) Rock, rock and roll, alternative, celtic, independent artists.
E) Sushi, Thai, Indian, and sweets, especially chocolate.
Six things I could never do without
interesting ideas
a sense of purpose
I spend a lot of time thinking about
nearly everything.
On a typical Friday night I am
If I'm not out with friends, I'm probably relaxing at home with my dog, reading or playing video games.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
is that I am actually able to tickle myself.
You should message me if
You are being the change you want to see in the world.

Please do not message me if you are not local. I am not interested in a long-distance relationship.
The two of us